Snow Leopards Are Just Carelessly Munching On Their Fluffy Cat Tails

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A timless fact is that a cat is a cat is a cat. A snow leopard is no exception to this cat “rule.”

There are two interesting facts about snow leopards. The first one is that they cannot roar like other big cats.

The second is that they have amazing fluffy tails, in contrast to other big cats. Snow leopards’ tails can reach a length of 41 inches (105 cm), and that is almost as long as their entire body.

Of course, nature does not create anything without reason, so the tails have a significant role in helping these cats keep their balance. They are not there just to be pretty even if us cat fanatics are obsessed with them.

And by the looks of it, the Snow Leopards also like to munch on their fluffy kitty cat tails.

In the wild, there is a perfectly good explanation for it – they wrap their tails around their head and nose to protect it from the cold. But, they do that in captivity also, where they have no harsh winter conditions. Is it genetic, or just they can’t resist the fluff?

1. Tasty.

1. Tasty.
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3. A baby leopard chewing on his mom’s tail.

3. A baby leopard chewing on his mom’s tail.
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6. Snow time…

6. Snow time...
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11. Mom’s tail is the best toy…

11. Mom’s tail is the best toy…
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